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Strawbs - From The Witchwood (1971)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 4, 2016
Strawbs - From The Witchwood (1971)

Strawbs - From The Witchwood (1971)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
A&M 540 939-2 | rem: 1998 | 270Mb

This album was originally the weak link in the transition of the Strawbs from an acoustic folk-rock outfit to a progressive folk band, being neither fish nor fowl and suffering from an anemic mix. The 1998 British reissue (A&M 540-939-2), however, solves some inherent problems that plagued both the original vinyl edition and the first CD reissues.

The Strawbs - Classic Rock Legends (2001)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 13, 2017
The Strawbs - Classic Rock Legends (2001)

The Strawbs - Classic Rock Legends (2001)
DVD5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 192 kbps
Progressive Rock | Classic Rock Legends | Scans | ~ 2.13 Gb

A desperately under rated band which has had many line-ups, all of them led by the brilliant Dave Cousins - guitarist and vocalist. The Strawbs sound is immediately identifiable and includes elements of rock, folk, and classical influences. First and foremost they are brilliant musicians, and this DVD showcases some of their best tracks…

Strawbs - Painted Sky (2005)  Music

Posted by uff at April 29, 2016
Strawbs - Painted Sky (2005)

Strawbs - Painted Sky (2005)
Folk Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Witchwood Media WMCD 2028 | rel: 2005 | 360Mb

Although these are live-in-the-studio performances from October 2004 and May 2005, all but two of the songs were originally released by the Strawbs between the late '60s and mid-'70s. So it's essentially an album of remakes, including some of their more popular early numbers, such as "Oh How She Changed," "The Antique Suite," "Benedictus," and the multi-part "Autumn."

Strawbs - Bursting At The Seams (1973)  

Posted by uff at Jan. 21, 2016
Strawbs - Bursting At The Seams (1973)

Strawbs - Bursting At The Seams (1973)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
A&M 394383-2 | rel: 1989 | 250Mb

Bursting at the Seams was another matserpiece by the Strawbs. Hard on the heels of Grave New World, we were introduced to Dave Lambert who replaced the outgoing Tony Hooper. The album is rich in quality from the stunning ' Lady Fuscia', the epic long ' Tears and Pavan' ( if you have never heard this track you do not know what you are missing) and the haunting ' The River' . There are definite folk roots still in Strawbs even to this day. Sure they were going more to mainstream rock directions but these were still concept albums.

Strawbs - Dancing To The Devil's Beat (2009)  

Posted by hill0 at June 12, 2015
Strawbs - Dancing To The Devil's Beat  (2009)

Strawbs - Dancing To The Devil's Beat (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 332 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 145 MB | Scans | 45:18
Genre: Progressive rock / Progressive folk rock | Country: UK | Label: Withwood Media | WMCD 2045

Few bands from the classic rock era that had some commercial success, yet never attained true stardom, have maintained such a steady release schedule in the 21st century as the Strawbs have. About 40 years on from the release of their debut, Dancing to the Devil's Beat finds them still at it, with a lineup in which all but one of the members served with the group back in its heyday. It would be quite unusual for a band with such a long career to be making major stylistic departures at this point, and the record has the kind of bittersweet, somber, narrative songs for which the Strawbs are known, as well as their characteristic mixture of folk and progressive rock.
Strawbs ‎- Just A Collection Of Antiques And Curios (1970) A&M Records/SP-4288 - US Promo Pressing - In 24bit/96kHz

Strawbs ‎- Just A Collection Of Antiques And Curios: Live At The Queen Elizabeth Hall
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Label: A&M Records/SP-4288 | Release: 1970 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
A superb early live album from the Strawbs, allowing Rick Wakeman the most latitude to demonstrate his abilities he ever received during his brief time with the band.
Sonja Kristina - Songs From The Acid Folk (1991, Fruithouse Music # FHCD1)

Sonja Kristina - Songs From The Acid Folk
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (tracks): 309 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Fruithouse Music # FHCD1 | Country/Year: UK 1991
Genre: Rock, Folk | Style: Folk Rock, Acid Folk

Sonja Kristina is an British songwriter, musician and actor, best known for starring in the seminal 1960s musical Hair, and being the vocalist of Curved Air. (…) After Curved Air, she returned to Hair. She has also performed solo, including as part of the acid folk movement in London in the early 1990s, culminating in her critically acclaimed Songs from the Acid Folk in 1991, and in a multi-media duo MASK, with Marvin Ayres…
Sandy Denny & The Strawbs - All Our Own Work: The Complete Sessions (1973)

Sandy Denny & The Strawbs - All Our Own Work: The Complete Sessions (1973)
Folk Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Witchwood WMCD 2047 | rec: 1967; rem: 2010 | 590Mb

The Strawbs had only recently shortened their name from the Strawberry Hill Boys when leader and principle songwriter Dave Cousins heard Sandy Denny sing at a folk club in London, and was impressed enough to ask her to join his group that evening. Denny's tenure with The Strawbs lasted less than a year, but she was with them long enough to record an album with the group, cut in 1967 for a label in Denmark. The LP, titled All Our Own Work, has been reissued in a variety of forms over the years, and this 2010 edition on Witchwood Media is the most complete presentation to date, featuring the original 12 tracks from the album, nine outtakes, alternate versions, and demos, and three early demo recordings that appear here for the first time.

Strawbs - Deadlines (1978)  Music

Posted by uff at Oct. 1, 2013
Strawbs - Deadlines (1978)

Strawbs - Deadlines (1978)
Folk rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
One Way OW 34499 | rel: 1997 | 260Mb

Complete with a new drummer, a new producer, and an image overhaul courtesy of Hipgnosis, Deadlines upped the Strawbs' investment in overproduced electric rock. Too bad their real strength all along was in the idiosyncratic merging of restrained rock and acoustic English folk. Though their sound is marginally improved over their previous album, by this release they both failed to gain new fans and had long lost their old ones, and their subsequent dissolution was unsurprising.
Strawbs - Live in Tokyo '75 / Grave New World: the movie (2003)

Strawbs - Live in Tokyo '75 / Grave New World: the movie (2003)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 4:3 (720:480), 29,97fps, 6596kbps | LPCM 2.0 | 41+27 min | 3660Mb
rock | Tangiers/Wichwood SP 9905 | rec: 1975 & 72 | case cover

Originally planned as two separate DVDs. Live In Tokyo '75 and Grave New World - the movie these were issued as a single DVD, with additional bonus tracks.
Live in Tokyo '75: In 1975, Strawbs played a televised gig in Tokyo which was the first show ever to be beamed out simultaneously across all of Japan's islands. The classic Hero And Heroine/Ghosts line-up with Cousins and Lambert plus Hawken, Cronk and Coombes really rocks on this show, and provide an opportunity for many who never saw that line-up perfom live to relive those halcyon days.